Moores Cancer Center Support Groups

For a full schedule of all patient and family events, and to verify event dates, see the monthly calendar or event listing. Dates may change during months with holidays.

Cancer Patient Support Group

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Moores Cancer Center, Meditation Room, first floor
FacilitatorLori Montross Thomas, PhD
Contact: 858-822-5381

This support group is for patients with all types of cancer.

Cancer Caregiver Gathering

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Moores Cancer Center, Room 3106, third floor
Facilitator: Veronica Cardenas, PhD
Contact: 858-822-5381

Come together for conversation. Take a break and join others to develop connections with other caregivers and share helpful advice and tips.

Grupo Esperanza: Spanish-Speaking Patient Support

Dates: Second Wednesday of the month 
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Moores Cancer Center, Room 3079 , third floor
Facilitators: Mercedes Garcia-Mohr, LCSW, OSW-C, and Sara Feinstein, PhD
Contact: 858-822-6201

Grupo Esperanza ("Hope Group") is a monthly support group for Spanish-speaking, male or female patients with any type of cancer. It is open to the community. The group begins with a guided imagery relaxation exercise, followed by introductions and open discussion and/or a writing exercise.

Breast Cancer Patient Education and Support

Date: Fourth Wednesday of every month (no group in August, and moves to third Wednesday in November and December)
Time: 2 p.m. – 3:30 pm
Location: Moores Cancer Center, Room 2007, second floor
Facilitator: Mercedes Garcia-Mohr, LCSW, OSW-C
Contact: 858-822-6201

For women with breast cancer. Each month an expert presents information on topics relevant to or selected by women with breast cancer. Before the presentation, participants share concerns, feelings, information, inspiration and hope.

CLL Education and Support 

Date: First Wednesday of every month
Time: 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Moores Cancer Center, Comer Commons

A monthly educational seminar and support group for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Join us to hear from a CLL expert, and share and gain support from other CLL patients.

During this seminar you'll:

  • Learn the latest information about CLL research and treatments.
  • Discover ways to manage the challenges of cancer.
  • Improve your communication skills and relationships.
  • Gain strength by connecting with others.
  • Improve the quality of your life. 

Gastrointestinal Cancer Patient Support Group

This group is on hiatus. Please call 858-822-5381 with questions. In the meantime, consider attending the Cancer Patient Support Group.

Lung Cancer Patient Support Group

This group is on hiatus. Please call 858-822-5381 with questions. In the meantime, consider attending the Cancer Patient Support Group.

Prostate Cancer Patient Support Group

This group is on hiatus. Please contact Jessica Thompson, jmthompson@ucsd.edu or 858-822-7874, with questions. In the meantime, consider attending the Cancer Patient Support Group.

Moores Cancer Center exterior entrance 

Location for all groups

Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Map and directions

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